Discover why Edinburgh is the most haunted city in the world by going deep into the haunted underground vaults and visiting Greyfriars Kirkyard at night…are you brave enough?
Theatrical Ghost Tour of Underground Edinburgh
What secrets hide in the depths of the Scottish capital? To find out, we'll meet at the indicated time at the intersection of High and Cockburn streets. There, a character dressed in strange clothes awaits to guide us through the gloomy and dreary atmosphere of the Edinburgh Vaults.
We'll explore the surroundings, corners and underworld of the Royal Mile, while above ground, unaware of the bleak universe under their feet, the living are enjoying their time having a pint or shopping in some of the trendiest fashion shops. Not you. The main thoroughfare in Edinburgh holds terrible secrets in its entrails.
Throughout this dramatized tour, learn all about the most shocking stories that have very little legend in them, as they are historically documented. What secrets will be unveiled? Only the brave will find out, as we enter the city's infamous underground passages.
When your eyes become accustomed to the crypt’s dim lighting and its strange noises and smells, we'll head to Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh's haunted cemetery. In the graveyard rest (or are trapped in a restless sleep) the remains of distinguished and not so distinguished citizens, whose distressed eternal rest has resulted in numerous paranormal phenomena over the centuries. We'll reveal the most noteworthy stories before retracing our steps.
After a tour of an hour and 15 minutes, we'll conclude the tour by returning to the meeting point. And if you see something strange during the tour, it'll have been the fruit of your guileless and susceptible imagination….or not.
Tour in English
Seniors 65 or over and studentsUS$ 18.10
Youth 5-15 years oldUS$ 12
Children under 5not permitted
1 hour 15 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Entry to the Edinburgh Vaults
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The show represents local culture.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is it suitable for claustrophobic people?
A - The space is not too small and there shouldn't be any issues. However, it depends on your personal situation.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
Intersection of High Street (Royal Mile) & Cockburn Street